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9 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Parents say teen shot by police suffered from mental illness

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay-area teenager who shot a police officer in the leg before police fatally shot him suffered from mental illness but never received a specific diagnosis, his parents said. For a short time, Austin Goodner took medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia ...

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18 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Village police department forms mental health crisis team

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) - The Orland Park Police Department outside Chicago has established a crisis intervention team to help people suffering from severe mental illness and keep them out of jail. The Daily Southtown reports (http://trib.in/1FIISGF) the team consists of 11 patrol officers. The officers have regular policing duties, ...

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MAY 22, 2015 - Huffington Post

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The Stress Of Immigration Can Cause Psychosis, According To New Study

The stress and hardship faced by immigrants setting up in a new country could be contributing to an increased risk of psychosis among certain communities. And for those coming to a new country with refugee status -- which usually means they’re also escaping adversity or trauma -- the risk of mental illness is even higher, according to a new study ...

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MAY 21, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Woman Dying From Anorexia Speaks Out About Her Battle With The Illness, Asks The World For Help

A woman suffering from anorexia is speaking out about her illness in the hopes that she might save herself -- and others battling the same disease. Rachael Farrokh is 37, and has been anorexic for a decade. In an emotional YouTube video posted online last month, Farrokh said she is fighting for her life. “I’m 5’7", 40-something pounds,” Farrokh said. ...

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MAY 20, 2015 - New York Times

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Severe Mental Illness Found to Drop in Young, Defying Perceptions

A new report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, comes at a time of debate over the rates and treatment of childhood mental disorders.

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